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Channel catfish

(Ictalurus punctatus)

 

Category: Fish

 

 

This species is North America’s most numerous catfish species, widespread throughout lower Canada, eastern and northern United States, and parts of Mexico. They are able to thrive in small and large rivers, reservoirs, natural lakes, and ponds. Their extremely well-developed senses of taste and smell allow these eager omnivores to find food even in the murkiest of conditions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_catfish

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Actinopterygii
Order - Siluriformes
Family - Ictaluridae
Genus - Ictalurus
Species - I. punctatus

 
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